Win a copy of Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist this week in the Java in General forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Are my GridBag observations correct?

 
David Eason
Greenhorn
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
[OK, I think I am done editing now.]
There is a tutorial at http://pandonia.canberra.edu.au/java/xadvisor/gridbag/gridbag.html I used the applet under the "Anchor" subhead to make some preliminary notes about the use of "fill" and "anchor" in combination. The applet is a little tricky because you have to change fill before anchor takes effect. Here are my notes so far:
<blockquote>
NONE + any anchor = no change in size and anchor honored
HORIZONTAL + NORTH or NORTHEAST or NORTHWEST or CENTER = top of cell, entire width.
HORIZONTAL + SOUTH or SOUTHEAST or SOUTHWEST = bottom of cell, entire width.
HORIZONTAL + EAST or WEST = vertical center of cell, entire width.
VERTICAL + NORTH or SOUTH or CENTER = horizontal center of cell, entire height
VERTICAL + WEST or NORTHWEST or SOUTHWEST = left side of cell, entire height
VERTICAL + EAST or NORTHEAST or SOUTHEAST = right side of cell, entire height
BOTH + anchor = entire height and width, so anchor not relevant
</blockquote>
Does this look about right? It seems to make some logical sense except I don't understand why HORIZONTAL + CENTER would put you at the top of the cell.

[This message has been edited by David Eason (edited November 09, 2001).]
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic